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Below, please find the sides for FRIDAY'S CLASS SEPTEMBER. 20, 2019 (10:00AM-2:00PM)

Friday, September 20th - Procedural (with a dramedy flare):  "Cry for help" 

Please prepare the sides as you would for any audition. You will be put on tape immediately upon arrival to the studio on Friday morning. Treat this as an actual audition.

Everyone is "DILLON"   <----- CLICK HERE FOR SIDES

Cry For Help

Cry For Help

Character description: Charismatic and instantly likable, down to earth (from a blue collar family), very intelligent but didn't go to college. Dillon is a bit rough around the edges. A good looking wiseass. Dillon’s glib exterior hides a deeper sensitivity; a caring, and understanding person. Deep down, Dillon feels like a failure -- but keeps hoping that can change.

NOTE -   “a dramedy” is a single camera, serialized television series, of any length, that tells a story or stories that mix drama and comedy. Very character-driven, where emotional arcs are more important than familiar plot-driven engines. They often come from creative teams with experience in movies or one-hour dramas.



FRIDAY'S CLASS SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 (10:00AM-2:00PM)

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Friday, September 27th

The ReActing by Heart exercise

(you will get your sides in class, but you will be sent a character Bio to read and absorb.)

Please do not be late or miss this class. Your partner is counting on you!

NOTE -   This is FUN!


 Below, please find the sides for FRIDAY’S CLASS OCTOBER 4, 2019 (10:00AM-2:00PM)

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Friday, October 4th - Drama Series :  

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Please prepare the sides as you would for any audition. You will be put on tape immediately upon arrival to the studio on Sunday morning. Treat this as an actual audition.

Everyone is: “Vace”   <---- CLICK HERE FOR SIDES

For Character Breakdown / Log Line click HERE. 



Below, please find the sides for FRIDAY’S CLASS OCTOBER 11, 2019 (10:00AM-2:00PM)

Friday, October 11th - Procedural : "CHICAGO MED" 

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Please prepare the sides as you would for any audition. You will be put on tape immediately upon arrival to the studio on Sunday morning. Treat this as an actual audition.

Everyone Plays: "CONNOR”   <---- CLICK HERE FOR SIDES

Character Breakdown and Logline click HERE. 




Below, please find the sides for FRIDAY’S CLASS OCTOBER 18, 2019 (10:00AM-2:00PM)

Friday, October 18th - Comedy : "Alligator Point" 

Please prepare the sides as you would for any audition. You will be put on tape immediately upon arrival to the studio on Sunday morning. Treat this as an actual audition.

Everyone is: "CAMERON”   <---- CLICK HERE FOR SIDES

Character Breakdown

NOTE - Alligator Point

The original sitcom pilot starred Nathan Fillion, Jaime Pressly and Paula Marshall. The plot was that a former Nascar driver who married his high school sweetheart years ago, works for her father at his seafood restaurant in Alligator Point. Now divorced and with her father dead, she owns the restaurant while he owns the boat. Since her father loved Fillion, she keeps him on as an employee. Paula Marshall is a big town doctor that just moved to Alligator Point and Fillion and Marshall go on a date which upsets his ex-wife, Mae. Let the “hilarity” ensue.

The show was re-made again as a vehicle for Cybil Sheppard and Kelsey Grammar, because the original was not the least bit funny. The comedy was picked up by Lifetime Channel stars Cybill Shepherd as the owner of Mae’s Oyster Bar, a Southern-fried hangout where a group of eccentric Floridians are forced to befriend the new Yankee doctor. Directed by Kelsey Grammer, and Teen Witch‘s Robyn Lively and Sordid Lives: The Series‘ Leslie Jordan are among Shepherd’s costars. I know it sounds kooky, but it gets even better/worse: This concept is being remade a 3rd time as a new pilot for ABC — you know what they say about the 3rd time being the charm!


Below, please find the sides for FRIDAY'S CLASS OCTOBER 25, 2019 (10:00AM-2:00PM)

Friday, OCTOBER 25th - Sci-fi:  "TBD" 

Please prepare the sides as you would for any audition. You will be put on tape immediately upon arrival to the studio on Friday morning. Treat this as an actual audition.

Everyone is "NAME"   <----- CLICK HERE FOR SIDES

Entire script for background and history click HERE. 

Write up on what the character’s background was like.

NOTE -



Use this Homework Template to help you prepare - 

If you don't understand all of it, do what you can. You will understand by the time class is over :-)

I want to _(phys. action verb)_ this_(3 pos. adj)_ yet_(3 neg. adj)_ _(colorful noun)_ into __or _(dire consequences)_ .


THE 15 QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR LIFE:

1. What name has been given to this conversation?
(In other words; What is the title of the script - and episode name, if appropriate.)

1A. When living the life where you have this conversation, what is your name?

(Aka, your character's name) Where are you? (Environment)

What is it like here? -- BRIEFLY mention important sounds, smells, sights, etc...

  1. What is your relationship with the other major person in this conversation?

  2. What is your current overall objective in life? (What is your "super objective"?)

  3. What is your relationship with the other major person in this conversation? 

  4. A) What do you want from the "main" other person in this conversation?  B) What will happen if you fail to get it from them?   

  5. A) What are the internal obstacles making it difficult for you to achieve your goal? B). What are the external obstacles making it difficult? (make sure you tell me more than one)     

  6. At the end of this conversation, what would the other person say or do that would let you know that you were successful in winning your objective?         

  7. Tell me about one conversation that you could have that would cause you to "relive" and experience, step-by-step, a relevant moment in your history as you walked the person you were sharing it with, through it. Please include: Who it is with. Whether or not this conversation is on the phone, in person, or with yourself or with God. What you want from this person and what they want from you. (Hint: make them at odds.)

  8. Tell me about one other conversation that you could have that would cause you to "relive" and experience, step-by-step a relevant moment in your history as you walked the person you were sharing it with, through it. Please include: Who it is with. Whether or not this conversation is on the phone, in person, or with yourself or with God. What you want from this person and what they want from you. (Hint: make them at odds.)

  9. Tell me about one final conversation that you could have that would cause you to "relive" and experience, step-by-step, a relevant moment in your history as you walked the person you were sharing it with, through it. Please include: Who it is with. Whether or not this conversation is on the phone, in person, or with yourself or with God. What you want from this person and what they want from you. (Hint: make them at odds.)

  10. What stands out to you as the greatest piece(s) of valuable information from the last audition (or acting opportunity) that you went to?

  11. What are you currently working on in your craft (what is your main focus) in your next acting opportunity?

    (example: I’m working on history or I'm working on having powerful transitions or I’m working on being in the moment, etc…)

  12. With that in mind, please make a Promise To Yourself.  Focus your mind on this goal above all else. Commit that you keep this promise.

  13. "On my way to the audition, I'll be in my car...." where am I going as the character, what am I doing/contemplating? (Remember: make it in the timeline of the conversation in the script, this is not a “deep history” but more of a "moment before" kind of history. If you have more than one scene, use this work to fuel one of the later ones.)

  14. While I'm in the hallway before I enter the audition to "live the life", I'll be… (where?) as the character (doing what?)  (Remember: make it in the timeline of the conversation in the script, this is not a “deep history” but more of a "moment before" kind of history. If you have more than one scene, use this work to fuel the first one.)

  15. What does it mean when "they call your name” today?  (Set up something that gets your juices flowing and emotionally connects you to the story) :-)